If you are coming to Key West for the fishing, Chris Mendola is your guy. My buddy arranged this trip to go for sailfish, but on the day of our trip, Chris advised against it due to conditions. What to do? “Let’s go out and try the grey snapper.” Limited out in about 1 hr. Now what? “Let’s try another spot for yellowtail & muttons.” Limit in 2hrs. “Let’s try a wreck for some amberjack.” 24lb amberjack. “On the way back we can hit a couple of spots for deep jigging”. 14lb tilefish. Yes 14lb tilefish.
Oh, forgot the 2 large grouper we got at the yellowtail stop. So on our trip we caught lots of fish on spinning reels, my favorite, and fought some big fish up from the bottom. Chris knows where the fish are and how to catch them. Everything he suggested on our trip worked. All provided with no bs by a nice guy. We didn’t lay all the fish out for a picture b/c we were too tired. But these pics show basically a wheelbarrow filled with fish. You can see some of the bigger fish on top.
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